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Re: Gentrification coming way too fast in Jersey City neighborhood | Opinion
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The areas around the light rail stations in Greenville are being built and redeveloped any where there is only a bus line not much is happening this quickly. I know what I signed up for.

Posted on: 5/14 16:05
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Body recovered from Hudson River in Jersey City
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By Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal

Members of the Jersey City Fire Department pulled a body from the Hudson River on Monday, authorities said.

Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione confirmed that a body was recovered from the river, but did not have any additional information or the identity of the person. Police are investigating the person’s death, she added.

Freelance photographer Joe Shine, who was at the scene, said the body was removed from the water near 1 Harborside Place.

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Re: Anyone planning to appeal 2018 property tax increases?
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My taxes went from $5,750 to $2360. I'm good. Good luck appealing

Posted on: 5/7 21:27
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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what rent control crisis. i see cheap apartments downtown all the time, whenever i pass by realtor offices


Wait, What? Do you understand what rent control is?

Rent control is a government program that places a limit on the amount that a landlord can demand for leasing a home or for renewing a lease. Rent control laws are usually enacted by municipalities and the details vary widely. All are intended to keep living costs affordable for lower-income residents.


I don't believe it is for lower-income residents. That would be Section 8. If you make too much money, then you would not qualify for section 8. Maybe the same should apply to rent-control.
You can make $1,000,000.00 /year and still live in a rent-control apartment. You can live in Florida and still not give up your rent control apartment in Jersey City. These are some reasons why I believe we need to update the ordinance.


Low income for dtjc is 35K-50k which does not qualify for section 8 unless you are family of 8.

Posted on: 4/30 21:13
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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what rent control crisis. i see cheap apartments downtown all the time, whenever i pass by realtor offices


Wait, What? Do you understand what rent control is?

Rent control is a government program that places a limit on the amount that a landlord can demand for leasing a home or for renewing a lease. Rent control laws are usually enacted by municipalities and the details vary widely. All are intended to keep living costs affordable for lower-income residents.

Posted on: 4/30 20:55
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Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Responding to Jersey City’s housing-cost crisis, Ward E Councilperson James Solomon will release an in-depth report on the troubling state of rent control Downtown. The report, which follows a six-month grassroots effort by Solomon’s office and a team of unpaid local volunteers, documents a pattern of skyrocketing rent increases, profit-driven tenant displacement, and landlords who flout disclosure requirements without consequence.



Along with team members and Jersey City residents, Solomon will introduce the report at a 5:00 p.m. press conference on Tuesday, April 30 on the steps of City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ.

https://www.insidernj.com/press-releas ... -control-crisis-downtown/

“Our analysis suggests there are over 1,000 rent-controlled units in Ward E alone – more than any other source of affordable housing in these neighborhoods”, says Solomon. “But the City maintains no comprehensive list of which buildings actually offer residents rent-control protections. We cross-referenced public tax records to come up with our own list, spent months knocking on doors to hear from tenants first-hand, and combed through 1,290 mostly handwritten unit rent records from landlord rent registration rolls obtained through the Open Public Records Act.”

Posted on: 4/30 16:38
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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it is unconstitutional

Posted on: 4/25 16:05
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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In 2015 Jersey City legalized short-term rentals and began collecting hotel taxes. Last year alone, the city collected $1.9 Million in tax revenue from short term rentals.

At the May 8th City Council Meeting, a new ordinance will be voted on that would shut down a large portion of Airbnb’s in Jersey City. Below are some highlights from the proposed ordinance:

-Tenants may not operate short term rentals and apply for short term rental permits, even if you have permission to sublet your apartment on Airbnb
-Full apartment rentals in buildings larger than 3 units will be illegal
-Property owners who live on site in 3 family homes are limited to one Airbnb unit

The May 8th City Council meeting will have a public input session before the vote is taken. Join us to voice your support of short-term rental rights for owners and tenants.

Good Luck!!

Posted on: 4/25 15:07
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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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Voting should be mandatory for all citizens of the USA not just for the unformed and rich.

Posted on: 4/14 12:03
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Re: Female Jogger Slain - Body Found in Lincoln Park Lake
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wow what's up with the fake outrage Ginger?

Posted on: 4/4 19:36
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Re: Recommendations- Dumpster Rental
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Evergreen Recycling Solutions. 20 yard $580.00 for 14 days.

Posted on: 4/3 11:13
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Jersey City’s Hidden Gem: The Sociable Southside
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Dixon Leasing has been involved in Jersey City’s southernmost neighborhoods for seven years, and we’ve watched the area flourish as of late. When community leader Chris Perez invited us to take a tour of the community, we jumped at the chance to learn more about the area’s past and meet a few of our neighbors who are influential in its flourishing atmosphere. On a sunny August day, we began our neighborhood tour and met with our knowledgeable guides at the Richard Street light rail station in Greenville, just a 10-minute ride from Exchange Place.

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Chris, an investor and homeowner in the area, acts as a community liaison of sorts, engaging deeply and broadly with people and organizations devoted to positive change. He’s the leader of both the Bayside Park Neighborhood Association and the Berry Hill/Claremont Neighborhood Association and an active participant in a dozen other groups around town. He has a quick smile and an authentic way of expressing his passion for the Southside. And, as we soon found out, it’s impossible to walk more than a block without Chris recognizing, or being recognized by, a neighbor.

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Posted on: 12/15 17:41
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Re: Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
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Posted on: 2018/10/18 21:01
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The 50 Jersey City bars that matter, ranked worst to best
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By Jeremy Schneider | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
It's no stretch to consider Jersey City's burgeoning nightlife — part and parcel of an enormous economic resurgence throughout much of the city — as the most robust in all of New Jersey. There seems to be a scene for everyone, from the chic skyline-glancing bars and clubs along the sky-scraping waterfront, to the hipster-trendy spots down on Newark Avenue and around the Grove Street PATH station. And don't sleep on the local favorites in up-and-coming Heights and Greenville neighborhoods, either.

But which bar is the best? We spent more than a month sampling the Jersey City nightlife, hitting more than 50 bars in the process (with a few hangovers to prove it). We judged the bars on ambiance, decor, drinks, food, happy hour specials and more to crown the best bar in the city.

NOTE: Jersey City has more than 50 bars, but we had to cap it somewhere and made sure to hit all the favorites. Did we miss your favorite bar? Who did we overrate or underrate? Let us know in the comment section.

Full List On NJ.
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Posted on: 2018/9/28 20:57
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Re: Whitlock Cordage Interrupted?
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By Corey W. McDonald cmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- City officials broke ground on a new affordable housing project that will include more than 200 units designated for low- and moderate-income residents.

On Friday, Mayor Steve Fulop and representatives from RPM Development Group broke ground at the Whitlock Cordage site, a six-and-a-half-acre site which includes five buildings under renovation along with 29 newly reconstructed buildings.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ound_on_affordable_h.html

Posted on: 2018/9/16 20:20
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Tires stolen from 2 luxury cars in Downtown Jersey City, cops say
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By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal

The tires were stolen off a pair of luxury vehicles parked in Downtown Jersey City this week, authorities said.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 2018/9/13 16:14
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Re: Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
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Posted on: 2018/9/6 18:49
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Posted on: 2018/9/2 23:27
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The best city to start your career in each state
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Where you start your career can have a lasting impact on your professional trajectory. Geography can impact your opportunities, earning potential and your ability to save money.

But just because a city offers amazing opportunities doesn't mean that it's the perfect fit for everyone or every young professional. Career services site Zippia combed through data from the American Community Survey as well as median income figures from the U.S. Census to find the best platform for young professionals.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/02/the-be ... career-in-each-state.html


Posted on: 2018/9/2 19:08
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Re: You know your neighborhood is gentrifying when...
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Pit bulls are replaced with small dogs and white women are jogging in the park before the sun comes up.

Posted on: 2018/8/30 19:39
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Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
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By Adrienne Romero
The Jersey Journal

A priest has stepped away from his Jersey City parish while the Newark archdiocese investigates a new allegation of decades-old abuse, a spokesman for the archdiocese said.

The Rev. Gerard Sudol, who faced similar accusations 15 years ago that were a part of a million-dollar settlement -- was a priest "in residence" at Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown. He had been at the church since July 2015.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... n.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 2018/8/29 20:43
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Bergen-Lafayette’s Restaurant Renaissance
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The Jersey City neighborhood has been attracting newcomers priced out of downtown. Now, restaurants and bars are following suit.

https://njmonthly.com/articles/eat-dri ... e-restaurant-renaissance/

Posted on: 2018/8/26 20:56
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The Rivet
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Rivet, Jersey City’s newest luxury apartment development, is now available for lease.

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Featuring 163 modern residential units, Rivet is a key component in the first phase of a mixed-use master plan to transform Jersey City’s west end neighborhood into University Place. It's located off West Side Avenue, between Stegman Parkway and Fulton Avenue.

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University Place is a master redevelopment plan that will total eight buildings, 1,000 new luxury residential units and access to more than 120,000 square feet of retail, a vibrant performing arts center, cafes, theaters, and lush green space.

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Posted on: 2018/8/21 19:57
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Lottery open for affordable units in Jersey City apartment building
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

Anyone interested in entering the lottery for the 80 affordable units at the new apartment complex on Marin Boulevard has until Friday to apply.

https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... n.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 2018/7/24 18:55
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety.

The policy, which is expected to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court.
https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... licy_for_jersey_city.html

Posted on: 2018/7/19 7:43
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A gelato shop up the hill
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By Adrienne Romero
The Jersey Journal

A 15-minute walk from New Jersey City University to Mallory Avenue is where three Jersey City natives' aspirations came to life.

Peter Jose, Lekendrick Shaw and Ivan Almonte held a grand opening on June 23 for their Jersey & Co. Gelato store at 55 Mallory Ave. The shop serves homemade gelatos, vegan sorbets, as well as cappuccinos and espressos.

"We wanted to offer an amenity that wasn't being offered in the area," Shaw, 26, said.

Gelato flavors include classic Italian tastes such as straciatella and pistachio, as well as unique combinations like kibana, a kiwi/banana blend, and p'chango, a peach/mango sorbet.

Jose and Shaw met at NJCU, where they were members of the Student Investment Management Group and analyzed the stock market. Shaw was an analyst while Jose was president of the group.

https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... dsopen_gelato_shop_i.html


Posted on: 2018/7/9 16:01
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Posted on: 2018/7/3 13:32
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Jersey City set to move forward on 100-acre Bayfront development
BY David Cruz, Senior Correspondent | July 2, 2018, 5PM EST


At close to 100 acres, the Bayfront property, located in the city’s southwest Greenville section represents the most significant development opportunity in the city since the downtown boom began in the 80s and 90s. A once chromium-polluted brownfield, Bayfront is now clean and ready for redevelopment. With affordable housing at a premium, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has proposed buying the property — of which the city is already part owner — from Honeywell, the successor company that cleaned it up. Fulop thinks the development could feature up to 30 percent affordable units, but it won’t be cheap.

“Up to $105 million for the specific property, and then we’re going to go out for bonding of $105 [million] plus $80 [million] approximately for infrastructure, so it’s a big undertaking. It’s about $180 million,” said Fulop. “Our models project that, over some time, we’re going to be able to return that as an investment to the taxpayers, maybe make some money and get some inclusionary housing in there.”

But borrowing $180 million, government officials call it bonding, is no small step, and the city council held a hearing on the proposal late last month to gauge public support. Needless to say, opinions were expressed.

“I am opposed to the city of Jersey City floating bonds for the Bayfront project,” testified resident Christine Bamberger. “Jersey City should not enter into the banking business of floating bonds for real estate development regardless of how the plan is couched or the options are couched right now.”

Abundant Joy Community Church Pastor William Ashley, who was part of a group of citizens who pushed the city to buy the property, said its redevelopment was overdue.

“We recognize that the details are yet to be worked out. We recognize there are numerous questions that need to be asked and answered,” he said. “We stand with you in saying that this is a bold step. It’s game changer and there’s no place else in this state that has taken this bold initiative.”

Councilwoman Denise Ridley, who represents the Greenville section where the project would rise, says affordable housing is a good goal, but so-called workforce housing, the kind of housing working class professionals can afford, should be part of the mix.

“Workforce housing would be geared more toward everyday Greenville residents. It’s more feasible for people who might be police, fire, teachers,” she said. “Sometimes with the affordability portion of it, you lose a lot of people. We want to make sure that, yes, we want the affordable units, but we don’t want to lose those potential people that are here in Greenville. I think a lot of people hear affordable and they automatically assume that they’re going to qualify, and a lot of people will not.”

A proposed extension of the light rail across busy Route 440 is already in the works, with NJ Transit earmarking $5 million for an environmental impact study. That extension could double the number of units here to 8,000, an almost 20 percent population increase for Greenville.

The council has already given preliminary approval for the city to go get the money. The mayor says, if all goes well, you could see shovels in the ground by the end of next year.

Posted on: 2018/7/3 12:05
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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By Michael Sol Warren mwarren@njadvancemedia.com,
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

In the midst of Trenton's swirling budget debate, New Jersey drew one step closer to becoming the first state to impose state-wide fees on single-use plastic and paper bags.

On Thursday night, state lawmakers approved a five-cent fee for every bag handed out at chain supermarkets and retailers. The measure applies to both paper and plastic bags. The goal of the fees is to discourage the use of single-use plastic bags and push consumers towards reusable bags instead.

"Most stores have made the change and now provide more environmentally friendly bags for customers," said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), the sponsor of the Assembly bill. "This bill encourages more stores to get on board and move away from using the bags that are harmful to the environment."

The bill now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.

"Governor Murphy will carefully consider any legislation that aims to protect the environment in New Jersey," said Dan Bryan, a spokesman for the Governor.
https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018 ... 2box_nj-homepage-featured

Posted on: 2018/6/22 18:30
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Re: Greenville real estate on the rise.
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The median home value in 07305 is $306,800. 07305 home values have gone up 31.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 16.9% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in 07305 is $256, which is lower than the Jersey City average of $564. The median price of homes currently listed in 07305 is $357,400. The median rent price in 07305 is $1,850, which is lower than the Jersey City median of $2,100.



https://www.zillow.com/Jersey%20City-N ... etreport-followtrendslink

Posted on: 2018/6/22 13:17
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